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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Methane on Mars?

Above: An image representing methane abundance on Mars

Methane gas is a potential tracer for life - it's also a potential tracer for non living organic matter. Even so, the detection of plumes of methane in the martian atmosphere caused excitment a while back. But the Rovers on the ground couldn't confirm the methane - until just today when a paper has popped up, seemingly saying that Curiosity rover has found Methane. I'll quote the abstract below, and here's the link.


Mars methane detection and variability at Gale crater

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